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tests are still spending. and the train's brakes were working properly. >>> president obama with a new push to sell his healthcare law from the white house. president obama is launching a 20-day campaign to win back critical support. mike viqueira joins us from the white house. mike, it has been--we have documented almost every day of the two months and the difficulty in the roll out. what would you say the president is trying to accomplish for today's event? >> there were a couple of things. number one, two weeks ago the president was abject in his apology, contrite about all of the in snafus and however you t to name it, all the problems, and the two months that was really lost. he said listen we've got most of this worked out. the vast majority of people who logged on are going to have a successful experience. let's turn the page. because over the course of the next three weeks if you're going to get insurance through the website, and you want to be insured by january 1st. the kick off date for obamacare then you got to get on the stick. he wanted to reassure americans that the hea
meant to step on the field. . white house getting ready to roll out a new obama care campaign. brianna keilar is at the white house this morning. >> reporter: with some improvements to affordable health care website under his belt, is he making a pitch again. is it too soon? a live report is coming up. 1ñp farmer: hello, i'm an idaho potato farmer. and our giant idaho potato truck is still missing. so my dog and i we're going to go find it. it's out there somewhere spreading the good word about idaho potatoes and raising money for meals on wheels. but we'd really like our truck back, so if you see it, let us know, would you? thanks. what? i use my citi thankyou card to get 2x the points at the coffee shop.at the office, which will help me get to a beach in miami and they'll be stuck at the cube farm. the citi thankyou preferred card. now earn 2x the points dining out, with no annual fee. go to citi.com/thankyoucards millions have raised their hand for the proven relief of the purple pill. and that relief could be in your hand. for many, nexium helps relieve heartburn symptoms from aci
glaros, cbs news, chicago. >>> well, president obama and the first lady leave today to attend if memorial for nelson mandela in south africa. it will be one of the largest gatherings of the national dignitaries in years. alphonso van marsh is in south africa with a preview. alphonso, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. as you mentioned authorities are rushing to prepare for that massive memorial that will be held tomorrow at the stadium. now, that stadium holds some 95,000 people, but authorities are bracing to see a whole lot more. south africans are preparing for public services for nelson mandela this week. president obama leaves this morning for johannesburg where he'll attend tomorrow's massive public memorial. former presidents bush, clinton, and carter will also be in attendance along with 50 heads of state, making it one of the world's largest gathers in recent history. >> this is a test for us. >> reporter: the national task force says the country is prepared for keeping so many dignitaries safe. 11,000 soldiers have been set in place around the country to protec
'agata, cbs news, glasgow, scotland. >>> the obama administration says its health care website has improved but more work is needed. the administration set a december 1st deadline to fix the troubled website. health and human services officials said the worst of the glifrps and delays may be over. susan mcginnis is in washington with the details. susan, good morning. >> anne-marie, good morning. it was two months ago that healthcare.gov opened for business. since then with too many glitches and crashes and bugs to count, the site became an em barmt to the white house. well, now, after a massive reworking, the administration says the site will work for most of the people most of the time. the government estimates more than 800,000 people will now be able to shop for insurance coverage every day. more than 50,000 people can log on to the website at one time. the administration's chief trouble shooter says the difference is like night and day from the website's disastrous startup. >> we have a much more stable system that's reliable open for business, and that's important because at the end of
:00 in new york city and this is the five. the first obama care enrollment deadline is less than three weeks away and the president is trying to regain control o the first pam care rollout is less than five weeks away. today he went to the offensive. >> if you have good ideas, bring to me. let's go. but we're not repealing it as long as i'm president. i'm going to need some help in spreading the word. i'm going to need help in spreading the word. i need to you spread the word about the law, about its benefits, about its protections, about how folks can sign up. tell your friends, tell your family. do not let the initial problems with the website discourage you. >> but the president's usually allies may not be getting the message. here is former obama press secretary robert gibbs calling for heads to roll. >> it will be inexplicable if somebody involved in the creation of the website doesn't get fired. or a group of people don't get fired. there aren't really any good excuses for not firing people. the private sector velocity should also include the velocity of moving somebody's framed pictur
: john cornyn says president obama has taken lying to a new level. you will hear his comments. martha: there are stunning details in the deadly train derailment in america's largest city. what we know about how fast that train was going when it took that curve. we are live on the scene. >> i heard a lot of crown cold fronting and grinding and i started seeing stars in front of my eyes, i thought, this is the end. 0 that's a good thing, but it doesn't cover everything. only about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. so consider an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement insurance plans, they could save you in out-of-pocket medical costs. call today to request a free decision guide. with these types of plans, you'll be able to visit any doctor or hospital that accepts medicare patients... plus, there are no networks, and virtually no referrals needed. join the millions who have already enrolled in the only medicare supplement insurance plans endorsed by aarp... and provided b
school. vinita nair, cbs news. >>> and now to obama care. the extensive fixes made to the health care website appear to have helped. the government says more people signed up for health insurance on the first two days of this month than in the entire first month of the website's troubled launch. susan mcginnis is in washington. susan, good morning. >> anne-marie, good morning to you. now that the website is working better, the white house is trying hard to get a critical group of americans to sign up for federal health insurance. the obama administration says 29,000 americans enrolled on healthcare.gov in the first two days after it was fixed. that includes dawn aaron from texas. she's a self-employed musician who's buying health insurance for the first time in 20 years. >> i was very surprised at the prices actually. we entered all my tax info and income and stuff, and i was pleasantly surprised. >> reporter: erin is in her 40s and has health issues but for the new law to work, the white house needs millions of healthy young people to sign up to make coverage moreffordable for everyo
on obama care enrollment. >>> a satanic memorial next to the ten commandments, it could happen. a new york based satanic temple is petitioning to set up a display outside of the oklahoma state house next to the biblical statue. proponents argue if the state allows one type of religious expression, it must allow alternative forms as well. the aclu said it agrees but there should be no religious statues on any state property. it was dismissed under the nut category. >>> and for everyone who naps during a flight. take a lesson from one man aboard a united flight who dozed off when the plane landed and everyone got off, and no one woke him up. when he finally got up, the plane was empty, the lights were off, and the doors were locked. luckily his cell phone worked. >> i called my girlfriend and she thought i was crazy. i said, debbie, i'm locked on a plane. she said, tommy, stop. i said i'm telling you, call somebody to get me off this plane. >> that is scary. united issued an apology along with a hotel for the night and a $250 voucher. >>> does the health and human services contraception viol
be fired for this. >> absolutely. >> there's a new gallup poll. the more people learn about obama care, the more they can't stand it. if they're more familiar with it, yeah, they disapprove of it. so it looks like, i don't know, maybe in an uninformed stupid people like it and ignorance is bliss. >> you know what it is? it's like a lot of things in life, the more you become aware of something, you the more you hate it. like martin bashir and truffle oil. people didn't need this and they didn't need it from the government. when people want something, the market usually reacts. this is probably the bigger point if you know the free market is doing something better than the government, yet you still ignore that, that means that your ideology is deadly. if you look at the soviet union and china, millions died before they admitted that their ideology was deadly. our country is running in the opposite direction. >> i'm sorry. >> no, i'm just saying why do you continue doing something destructive when you know the private sector can do it better? it's because you think in your hearts that pri
] bill: new reaction after president obama blames big government for several issues on the health care rollout. pointing out the ones that he put in charge of overseeing the lot are now part of the. >> the education of this president is a subtracting and moving process as it was this week as he continues with the scent of profound government. bill: brit hume is our political analyst. >> i got a chuckle out of that. bill: what did you think of that observation? >> the president said something about people blowing their money in las vegas, and then somewhat later he said it again in las vegas is hurting and need the business. and this is why you don't have to be a governor to know and understand and it operates slowly behind this technologically and otherwise. and no executive experience. so we have gotten to travel within this along the learning curve. bill: there are these agencies that are outdated with the structure of a lot of these agencies, reform is hard to do and a lot of these programs and activities have constituencies and so on and it's hard to change it. and i think most peo
silicon valley tech companies are now calling on president obama and congress to curb their government surveillance programs. among the silicon valley companies taking part in this new is google and cupertino's apple, and facebook, and yahoo and san francisco's twitter. all the companies are publishing an open letter in several united states newspapers today. >> documents leaked by contractor edward snowden reveal the government has collected information from millions of people often without their knowledge. the n.s.a. has called everything it is doing "perfectly legal." >> america's love affair with diet soda is fizzing out. sales have drop percent the last year because of health-related. internet stories are amplifying concerns about the sweetners which the fa says are "safe," but studies have raised concerns including links to obesity, diabetes and heart disease. >> a big honor for san francisco guitarist carlos santana one of five to receive honors last night. the 66-year-old is one of only a few latinos to receive the top arts award and began playing guitar after hearing blues and
, that should offend all of us. and it should compel us to action. >> president obama did not introduce any new policies, but he did reiterate his strong support for raising the federal minimum wage, which stands at a paltry $7.25 an hour. >> there are fast food workers and airport workers and retail sales assistants who work their tails off and are still living at or barely above poverty. that's why it's well past the time to raise a minimum wage that in real terms right now is below where it was when harry truman was in office. if you work hard, you should be able to support a family. >> polls consistently show that the economy remains the single biggest concern for americans, and now more than ever the concept of a living wage seems to be gaining ground. adjusted for inflation, today's federal minimum wage is a full $3.50 less than the minimum wage of 1968, which stood at $10.60 an hour. for the past month, senate democrats have been working to pass a measure to raise the minimum wage to $10 an hour, a plan the white house has now endorsed. already this year, five states have passed measures
the hour, i am arthel neville with your fox news minute. president obama and first lady michelle obama will travel to south africa next week to pay their respect to the memory of nelson mandela. the first democratically elected president of south africa died yesterday at age 95. a memorial service will be held on tuesday followed by burial on sunday. ice president joe biden says america's pledge to expand its asian footprint should not be doubted. u.s. says nearly 30,000 troops in south korea. 60 years after the end of the korean war. meeting with the president toward the end of a weeklong tour of asia aimed at reinforcing america's role as a pacific power. and a mural stenciled on the side of a gas station a british street artist known as angst he has fetched hundred $9000 at a beverly hills auction. was endless times says the nine by 8-foot work called "flower girl" was bought by an anonymous buyer. get you back to adam and cheryl. adam: wish i had that kind of money to buy anything. more than 60 monthly visitors, over $1 billion in revenue, and continues to grow at a rapid pace. our
. >> thank you for joaning us. >> bill and ally are up next. >>> we start with a fox news alert. we are waiting to hear from the white house for the first time since they hit the deadline for the obama care website to be fixed. >> some vower ares say the site's ills are not cured>> reporter: while the white house declared victory on turning the corner on the website. they say there is back end problems to the site in completing the process through the check out counter and you will communicate with the insurance company when you have enrolled and signed up. as they log on to healthcare.gov, there is jumbled things and what not that suggest that the site is not ready. you have a larger group of people trying to log on that it is turning the corner and that may explain why outside help advisors like dr. emmanuel seemed to be lowering expectation. >> like goggle and facebook they are constantly improving and this one has a way to go. it is working reasonably well. >> reporter: that so manies to lower the bar a bit on how well it is really working. and republican law makers are not qu
. >>> well, obama care may have a new problem. congress itself could miss its monday enrollment deadline, some congressional lawmakers and staffers say that they're having trouble trying to enroll. cnn obtained an e-mail sent thursday by the house chiefe iv preventing staffers from signing up. meanwhile the obama care's front page is sporting a new design that is supposed to actually make it easier to use. >>> well, if you hop on a train, your commute morning or whenever you commute, your life is in the hands of the engineer, the deadly commuter train wreck in the bronx last weekend now shedding new light on the high-pressure duties of driving trains. we talked to a chicago man who guides a million pound commuter train while carefully balancing signals, speed, and safety. >> reporter: as passengers rush through their morning commute engineer jeff cline scales 12 feet into this locomotive and gets ready to take responsibility. for hundreds of peoples' lives. with the throttle and two brakes, cline alone controls this 1 million pound behemoth during its three-hour run. and he's got a lot o
obama invoked new jersey, the state of governor chris christie, who may be a republican candidate for president in 2016. this is a difficult goal to accomplish because many republicans, even though the president disputes this argument, make the ar umeguments is going to cost jobs. i know our next guest will make that ar ument as well. >> lawmakers nearing a deal on the budget. we know today being the 4th, the 13th being the deadline, does it look like we're going to have an agreement? >> it does. modest agreement, two years, $90 billion, raising the budget caps about $45 billion of ee quester relief for defense department, 45% for domestic programs. does not decrease the deficit. offset by additional revenue and budget cuts. they would not be tax increases and not cuts to medicare and social security or agriculture program but much more mundane things like fees and asset sales and cushing federal retirement, all ways in which the congress hopes it can avoid a shutdown in january and get us back into more stable budgeting environment. >> when is a fee a fee and a tax a tax. john ha
-- on nancy reagan through michelle obama. michael is joining us from new york. caller: thank you for your program. influenced -- [indiscernible] from columbia, maryland also on the phone. caller: good morning. i think you are doing a wonderful job. talking, igin will say our country is a great country overall. we are not declining. wet is happinening is that are all in a pot of stew and we money.our heads in our our future and everything is focusing on the outside world, businesses and jobs. our future kids are not going to be able to have a job in the future. it'sno not about who the best or worst president is. through our history we have had good presidents in america. what is going on is that we have our businesses in those countries. come lo tt of people who to this country, they come in here and they take in peoples' jobs. the worst thing is we are not following our laws anymore. call.thank you for the this is another tweeter saying -- bloomberg news has this story based on the economic power of the u.s. and the power viewed around the world. simon kennedy writes -- when the u.s. gre
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and some calling it one of the most important speeches of president obama's history in office. why? the agenda panel will dig in on that and we're following this developing news where fast food workers across the country, protesting and calling for higher wages and will the demonstrations make a difference? katy tur will join me from the site of one protest in new york city and this is the topic of our big question for you today. do you think today's protest will have any impact on the living wage debate? we have major cities where fast food workers will walk out at the height of lunchtime, weigh in on facebook or twitter. we'll get your remarks on the air. [ female announcer ] it balances you... it fills you with energy... and it gives you what you are looking for to live a more natural life. in a convenient two bar pack. this is nature valley. nature at its most delicious. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] everyone deserves the gift of all day pain relief. this season, discover aleve. all day pain relief with just two pills. >>> developing news coming out of new york city. we are showin
or pressured to resign from other law enforcement agencies. this new report is causing some controversy as you can imagine in the department, a spokesman says the sheriff was unaware the new hires had such backgrounds. >>> the obama administration says it has met its goal to have the healthcare.gov website working smoothly, for most users. the administration set a deadline of midnight sunday to get the website up and running it launches two months ago but plagued with technical glitches that have kept users from signing up for their healthcare insurance. administration officials warn while the website is running smoother than it once was users could still face error messages and slow performance times. >>> cyber monday is expected to be a huge hit this year, according to the group shopper track. cyber sales last year hit $1.5 billion, experts say this year could reach closer to $2 billion. sales in store last year reached more than $11 billion. >> what a nice weekend we had, lots of sunshine, temperatures warm yesterday and today, today he with readings in the low 70s, nice view here at sunset
is the architecture of obama economics which was on the show , "the new york times" will say it is a strong number. never has 200,000 jobs been a strong number at this kind of recession. stuart: thank you very much indeed. the market rallying, that is a fact on the jobs report. that is why it is going up. give us the big winners, please. nicole: all 30 dow components have had up arrows. a real stellar performer over at citigroup, so that is about 3%. proctor and gamble up, those technologies. the fear index pulling back, nobody cares today. they seem to be buying everything across the board whether it is technology or financials or energy, all 30 dow components with up arrows. stuart: are you with charles that we will get a triple digit gain, or are you with scott who says a selloff coming up the end of the day? nicole: why do i need to make predictions? oh, geez. i don't know, i don't want to play. stuart: okay, okay, all right. backing right up. if you don't want to make a prediction, don't do it. i will. the dell goes up triple digits plus, that is my prediction. charles: bye-bye. nicole: i wil
. >>> new this morning, president obama is urging congress to extend unemployment benefits that are set to expire at the end of the year. in his weekly address the president says the unemployment benefits may make a difference between hardship and catastrophy for 1.3 million americans. he adds an extension of the benefits will help keep the economy growing. >>> if congress refuses to act, it won't just hurt families already struggling, it will actually harm our economy. unemployment insurance is one of the most effective ways there is to boost our economy. when people have money to spend on basic necessities, that means more customers for our businesses and ultimately more jobs. >>> fighting a report the president says allowing the benefits to expire could cost businesses 240,000 jobs. >>> the california public utilities commission has announced it's joining the investigation into this week's disabled bart train incident. at least nine people went to the hospital wednesday after the train became stuck in a berkeley hills tunnel. bart says the train stopped after a short caused emergency
of the obama administration. james clapper is accused of knowingly lying to congress about the n.s.a. spy program. should he face charges? also a new bride accused of a cold blooded murder. prosecutors say she pushed her husband off a cliff to his death just days after their wedding. now the newlywed murder trial is getting underway. our legal panel weighs in next. [ paper rustles, outdoor sounds ] ♪ [ male announcer ] laura's heart attack didn't come with a warning. today her doctor has her on a bayer aspirin regimen to help reduce the risk of another one. if you've had a heart attack, be sure to talk to your doctor before you begin an aspirin regimen. jon: pressure mounting on the head of america's intelligence agency's james clapper. the original author of the pay receipt on the act says the director of national intelligence should be prosecuted. the congressman says clapper lied when he said this. >> does the n.s.a. collect any type of data at all on millions or hundreds of millions of americans? >> no, sir. >> it does not? >> not wittingly. jon: our chief intelligence correspondent
that derailed outside of new york city found himself nodding just before the accident. >>> and at the white house many called on president obama to help free alan gross. he has been held in a cuban prison for four years is facing a 15-year prison. >>> forensic scientists in fran say yasser arafat died of natural causes and was not poisons which contradict swiss findings that found high levels of polonium. >>> thailand's prime minister yingluck shinawatra has alreadied police to stott fighting with protesters. david shuster i is in for ali velshi. >> public pensions are on the chopping block. tonight a landmark ruling for detroit. a new legislation in illinois will have big i a implications r retirees and pensioners everywhere. >>> the seismic shift making pushy car dealers the thing of the past. i'm david shuster in for ali velshi. and this is "real money." >> this is real money, and you are the most important part of the show. so join our live conversation for the next half hour on twitter @aj real money. today the city of detroit got the go ahead from a federal judge to shed billions of d
newspapers focus on what's happening with obama care right now. the "new york times" is claiming that insurers say the health care website is still flawed. the "wall street journal" says that connecticut is considering bypassing some of the back ends just to check to make sure that people are actually residents and whether or not they would qualify for a lot of the aid. and with the deadline approaching january 1st for when a lot of the health insurance plans were supposed to kick in for consumers, it leaves a lot of questions. how would you say things have gone so far? and how confident are you of things up and running by january 1st? >> well, i'm not going to get a nobel prize for observing, it hasn't gone well. to establish an insurance exchange at the federal level is an exceptionally difficult job and to forecast it's going to be as good as amazon. you just had a conversation about people trying to catch up with amazon, the government's not likely to be able to do that ever. >> pretty low bar. >> no -- >> for the peace prize. doesn't take much. >> for the peace prize, right.
of milk could cost $7 if congress does not pass a new farm bill. dairy subsidies which stabilize milk prices are set to expire on january 1st while president obama is optimistic a deal can be reached, the republican controlled house and democratic controlled senate remain at odds over parts of the farm bill. >>> california's high speed rail authority says the $68 billion project still on track. the state still plans to break ground on the first construction segment as early as next month. the state will try again to get approval to sell bonds for the project in the near future. opponents say recent court rulings on environmental and funding issues are serious set backs. although supporters deny that. >>> now 5:17 i want to check in with sal. >> brian and pam we are doing okay as we go to the live pictures. i want to show you the traffic on 80. it looks pretty good as we head out to the mccarthur maze. also this morning we are looking at westbound bay bridge. it is nice. things are beginning to slow down in some areas. we have been looking at parts of contra costa county. i mentioned i
factor in deadly crash in new yor new yor. four people died, dozens of others were injured. >>> the obama administration says after weeks of problems the healthcare.org website is finally fixed. >>> an estimated 131 million americans will have spent about $2 billion by the end of this cybermonday. that would be a record day for this traditional monday. a power blackout has plunged venezuela's capital of caracas into darkness. several years of electricity cuts but for years the capital had not been directly affected. there is no word what caused this blackout. those are the head lines. i'm john siegenthaler. america tonight with joie chen is next. you can always get the latest news at aljazeera.com. we'll see you later tonight. >> on "america tonight": abused behind bars, saving taxpayers money by treating prisoners with a kind of primitive care not seen in more than a century. >> they're standing there ripping open that little package of sugar and filling that wound. >> packages from a restaurant? >> yes. >> how much is too much? the death of a mentally ill homeless man raises questions
injuries. >>> with the enrollment deadline three weeks away president obama is launching a new push to get americans to sign up for affordable care health coverage. the improved obama care was website was able to handle at least 750,000 visitors monday although they did not say how many actually signed up. >>> there's been another alarming shark attack off of hawaii's coast. a man bitten monday while fishing died from his injuries. mara has more. >> officials say a shark attacked a man on a small island off of the southwest coast of maui. a popular spot for diving and snorkeling. they identified the victim as a 57-year-old from washington. he was kayaking with a friend when he began screaming for help. his friend paddled toward him and found his bleeding severely from his right leg. his friend tried to put a tourniquet on him and reach a boat but he died upon reaching the shore. >>> this is the 8th attack near maui this year. the 13th statewide. prompting a major study of shark behavior in the region. the area where the latest attack took place remains closed this morning. >> we're closing
on the ruling as it develops in just a moment. >>> welcome back. in other news this morning, the obama administration pleased with the progress of the healthcare.gov website, it says. but concern has been raised over the website's ability to hold up as those who haven't been able to enroll under obama care rush to do so now, before the looming deadline. a new health insurance marketplace, meanwhile, is allowing consumers to bypass healthcare.gov. gohealth is an online portal for finding health insurance coverage. clint jones is the ceo. and he joins us now. good morning. >> good morning. >> what can your website do? can it enroll people in plans? >> yes, we can. we've been live now just over a week, successfully helping consumers enroll in federal marketplace plans. >> okay. so there are others, healthsure, another private sector insurance group we had on, how long did it take you to get up and running? >> working on integration a little over a year, with cms and the federal government. so now we have the ability to tap into the federal data hub to help consumers get the subsidy inform
the >>> covering santa clara, east bay and all bay area this is abc7 news. >> welcome back. it is 5:14. the white house says president obama is preparing to deliver a speech on the economy including renewing the call for increasing the minimum wage. the president plans to argue the case that income inequality and wages not moving up are threatening retirement security. the current federal minimum wage is $7.25 and higher in california. polls show the economy remains the single biggest concern for americans despite the recent focus on health care. unemployment is high at 7.3 percent. >> nothing unusual about seeing windows where you go but did you know that microsoft considered getting into the lingerie business? >> no. efforts are underway to avert another government shut down. now we have the bloomberg business report from jane king. >> good morning, never thought microsoft and bra would be in the same sentence but here it is. first, though, possible progress inives to avoid another government shut down. budget negotiators are close to a zeal where democrats will raise fees for airline passenger
. as she did last year, michelle obama will welcome children of military families to see the tree and their holiday decorations. >>> on this day in 1991 a bankrupt u.s. airlines halted prayings as seen on nbc news. >> the troubled airline industry suffered another death in the family. pan american airlines shut down after more than six decades of service. >>> happy birthday to tyra banks. she is 40. jay-z turns 44 and jeff bridges is 64. keep it here for more news, weather and sports. i'm betty nguyen. thank you for watching "early today." >>> good morning, everyone, it's 4:30. >> breaking news is in san jose this morning where crews are on the scene of a fire at a mobile home park. happening at the mobile home park near monterey and blossom hill road. just arrived on the scene, what can you tell us? >> that fire is out. a fire was in that double wide home as you can see right there. it started after 2:00 this morning. fire department had it out within 45 minutes. within the past 30 minutes or so, the inside of that space has cooled down enough for firefighters and investigators t
looking for work, from a political standpoint it's good news for the obama generation. with unemployment insurance set to expire, the white house is stuck in an ironic situation. they are arguing for an extension. if growth is improved, it was announced thursday and friday down to 7% unemployment, the lowest in five years. the administration says that unemployment insurance has got to be extended. white house spokesman jay carney made the case on friday afternoon. >> the news we have today eenforces that we need to address the problem and extend unemployment insurance benefits to those individuals. this is a persistent problem. it would be terrible to do that to more than a million families across the country a few days after christmas, that they are out of benefits. we hope congress will, as it has in the past, addressed the challenge. an interesting thing about the economic numbers, is they haven't improved the unemployment rate - it went down despite the gridlock in washington and the political head wind. you have to wonder how good the growth would be without the head wind or the gov
parliament and calls for new elections. [chanting] a day of prayer in south africa for nelson mandela and leaders including president obama and three former u.s. presidents expected to attend tuesday's memorial service for the late south african president. >> and a crime was never committed and we stood by that. >> reporter: the san antonio four speaking out, released after 16 years behind bars for a crime they have always maintained they did not commit. ♪ the deep freeze is on, wintry weather and cold temperatures reach the east coast. the weather is disrupting travel nationwide and made some sunday nfl games almost impossible to see. good morning and welcome to al jazeera america, i'm stephanie sy and the storm caused car pile ups in several states and accidents on the pennsylvania turnpike sunday involved almost 60 video as and this shows the long line of cars that came to a halt in morgan town, pennsylvania and we are tracking the storm. what is the latest? >> all of that snow and wind, it is still with us and we are going to continue to see it taking its toll and creating very
that discussion of pensions to another important economic issue in the news tod today, that would be the minimum wage with president obama pushing for a hike in the minimum wage. his remarks scheduled later this hour on that. dagen: let's bring in new york democratic congressman charlie rangel. it is great to see you, thank you for being here. it doesn't look like this is going to pass the house even with the president getting behind it. what do you say? >> i think it is a big mistake if we don't do it. good for american workers, good for economy and part of the american dream. i really don't think government should have to set a minimum wage. i would like to believe employers would want to pay a fair wage and one that doesn't have to be supplemented with welfare food stamps and health care. it is a good feeling when you pay your employees a wage where they can buy and afford to purchase goods and wares being sold. it is embarrassing for people who work in retail stores where profits are soaring and employees are making -- employers are making large income but the staff cannot afford to buy the
effective january 1st because of obama care. for those people and anyone else who wants to sign up for new policies and be covered on new year's day, the deadline is actually december 23rd. that's not far away. doesn't say much about the sticker shock of the premiums, even speaker john boehner experiencing that today. take a listen. >> my health insurance premiums are going to double. my co-pays and deductibles triple under obama care. i'm thrilled to death, as you can tell. >> next up, we talk about this fast approaching deadline, sticker shock and the threat to millions of seniors who may also lose their doctors. get ready, folks. we're just minutes away from the first ever "the kudlow report" youth summit. for real college kids, how about that, four real college kids are going to join me live on set to talk about what they think of president obama and obama care and whether they are going to sign up or not. you don't want to miss it. free market capitalism is the best path to prosperity. i will ask these college kids. what do they think about free market capitalism? we'll be right back.
time is 9:40 and new this morning president obama is calling on congress to take care of those hurt most by the recession. >>> and right now more than one million of our fellow americans are poised to lose the vital lifeline. just a few days after christmas. if congress doesn't do something about it. >> and this morning's weekly address, the president says is that before lawmakers leave for the holiday break that they will need to extend the unemployment benefits to about 1.3 million americans. those benefits, they will need to end at the end of the year. but the president, they say they include about 20,000 veterans serving the country with distinction. >>> all right, it looks like merrill newman is about to address the media. let's go back out to san francisco international as it looks like their son is there. let's listen in. >> good morning. i'm jeff newman. i'm merrill's son. and merrill is going to make a brief statement, allow you to take as many photos as you would like. and then we're going to leave as a family. and so thank you for your attention and here is merrill newman
bill clinton became president and george bush became president and president obama took office, south africa had become a mature democracy or a new democracy, if you will. so the relationship certainly emerged. but i think what you saw with nelson mandela is he was a principled friend. so he was one who was not unwilling to criticize any nation or any individual. we're even learning now that he criticized his own successor as president of the republic of south africa. so he was a giant. >> michael, i want to ask you quickly about this nbcnews.com article that a lot of folks may not be aware of, this part of the article. mandela and other anc officials remained on the terror watch list even as president bush welcomed mandela to the white house back in 1990 because of what was described as a bureaucratic snafu. their names were kept on the list until 2008. >> yeah. >> why is that characterization of nelson mandela -- of him being a terrorist -- why is that characterization itself complicated? >> i think it's less a characterization of the man and more of the association of the man with
in time the ntsb will continue to interview the engineer and also look back at president obama's kenyan born uncle will not long very to fight deportation with more on this and other headlines shaping today's news. >> tony, yeah, u.s. immigration judge says the kenyan born uncle can stay in the country, it comes after the relative dodge deportation for decades. 69-year-old testified that he had lived in the u.s. for 50 years, since deportation surfaced after a 2011 arrest for drunk driving. he is the half brother of the president's late father. >> in thailand police have been ordered not to clash with demonstrators in the country, even though they were swarming government buildings. fighting began toon bangkok's middle class, and the prime minister. the former premier was ousted in the military. yet he still considered full power in the government. that scene and the system many accused of corruption. and secretary john kerry called for nearly two weeks demonstrators have rally in favor the ukraine president blocked any such attention today. after the operation lost a parliamentary vote
this summer. it seemed like yesterday they got a big boost from president obama. >> last month, voters in new jersey decided to become the 20th state to raise theirs even higher. yesterday, the d.c. council voted to do it, too. i agree with those voters. i agree with those voters and i'm going to keep pushing until we get a higher minimum wage for hard working americans across the internet. >> president obama supports a $10.10 on minimum wage. certainly never mind $7.25. any sort of rates for their workers would end up getting passed down to the consumer in the way of higher prices for food. there are no hard numbers on this, but a burger would go anywhere from $3 to $3.50. that's the big debate. how big of a deal is that if the price of a burger goes up 50 cents? a lot of labor experts say it's not that big of a deal because a lot of these fast food workers use about $7 billion in social services a year. if they need less in those social services, you'll pay less into those social services, basically raising the bottom raises the whole. the protests are scheduled to start around 11:30. we'll
'll get a new president and i think whether it's a democrat or a republican you'll find the new president far more amenable to good economic policies than obama and his administration has been. i mean, you could get another clinton-like democrat in there or you could get a reagan republican in there. and you would have a boom that you couldn't imagine how wonderful it's going to be. and that's why i'm really bullish about the stock market. i think the stock market looks at what will be, stuart, not what has been. and when you look to the future, i am very optimistic about change in america. i mean, just look at what's happened with obamacare. i mean, who-- you know it has to collapse, you know it's just built on unsound theory and unsound data, but seeing is actually collapsing before our very eyes is very, very fulfilling and not in the sense that we want it to collapse, but that we know the silly give away themes don't work. stuart: we hear you, i think you're putting a smile on a lot of our viewers' faces. >> thank you very much. stuart: i'm going to break away for a second and get bac
are talking obama care with kentucky governor steve bashir today, part of the white house's new push to sell the health care law. bashir's state is considered an obama care success story. >>> how about this at number five an early working draft one of bruce springsteen's biggest hits going up for auction today, it is the handwritten lyrics sheet to "born to run." it's estimated to bring in $70,000 to $100,000. we always update the five things to know so go to newdaycnn.com for the latest. kate, over to you. >> thanks, michaela. >>> a desperate effort is under way to save an american man being held in abu dhabi. shezanne cassim and his friends arrested over a parody video they made and posted online. here is more of the story. shezanne cassim is behind bars in abu dhabi for this. >> home of the deadly satwa gs. >> reporter: a parody video the 9-year-old from minnesota posted online. in it, he pokes fun at a clique of teens trained in a fictional combat patrol to control the streets of dubai. the 19-minute video begins with a disclaimer explaining it's fiction, portraying themselves as wanna b
cabinet secretaries and senior staff move on. moving on to the longer view of president obama's eight years in office, "the national journal" has a recent headline. quotes the gallup news editor about approval ratings. where does the president stand on this issue of trustworthiness, and if that is a bigger problem than job approval right now? the start of his administration, this president made transparency and trustworthiness an essential part of his brand. he contrasted himself from the previous administration, weapons iraq thatstruction in did not appear. he said he was not going to be that kind of president, that he would be honest. his approval ratings were low, his trustworthiness was high, and that buoyed him in times when approval ratings were low. this year, because of things like you could keep your insurance plan, the nsa taken a hugeit has blow and has been hard to get back. without credibility, you have a hard time selling a plan that the iran nuclear freeze to a skeptical congress and to an increasingly skeptical congress. whites what worries the house more than others.
reflecting that. back to you. lori: thank you, nicole. adam: president obama is expected to take to the podium in the next hour to begin a new pr offensive for the affordable care act. this comes as republican leaders continue to call for a complete overhaul of the president's signature legislation. rich edson is standing by at the white house with the very latest for us. he is going to hit the podium but not calling it a victory lap, is he? >> not a victory lap, adam. we've seen this from the white house before the president pivoting to a different topics when things get difficult. he is pivoting to one aspect of the obamacare to another. getting away from the website and problems that plagued and props insurance companies are still not getting they say is 100% accurate from the website, that is known as back end problems. they had to delay the online exchange if you were a small business, some of the other problems, and now the president and white house will sell the benefits of obamacare. in fact they say there are some benefits they can do it daily until december 23rd which i
and a gun on officers this morning. no patients were impacted. >> president obama has boarded air force one for a trip to south africa to pay tribute to nelson mandela with crowds continuing to gather outside of nelson mandela's home since news of the former antiapartheid leader's death broke last week. >> jury selection is underway in montana for the young bride accused of pushing her new husband over a cliff days after their wedding. the 22-year-old has pleaded not guilty to chaz of first-degree murder. she said it was an accident. >> this is the top movie star of 2013 of general lists, show received 89 percent more views than runner-up. san jose eating champions joey chestnut has another victory, he when a weekend trip cocktail eating contest held by a minneapolis restaurant, a contest i would want to enter, finally. you had to devour as many as appetizers. >> you could in aid minutes and he took home the trophy after eating a record nine pounds and four ounces of shrimp. >> a different kind of honor for san francisco guitarist santana one of five to receive the kennedy center awards las
be a private family burial and funeral within about the next 10 days. cbs news, johannesburg. >> before that private burial there will be a public burial on december 15. world leaders are expected to attend including president obama. >>> all righty. i'm kiet do live in san jose. this ice cream has been sitting out here since 4 a.m. it's above freezing and it's melted. it's cold and dry out here. speaking of ringing, that sound you hear over chattering teeth is the cash register. this shoe repair company usually does 5 pairs of boots and now 40 a day. have you tried to get an appointment to fix your heater? they are busy. tri-city heating just put in a new digital thermostat in this antioch office. workers don't have to wear boots and gloves anymore. >> i would rather it be warm outside all the time. >> reporter: all right. a little warmer than yesterday not as much frost as yesterday. we have snow in the forecast for tomorrow up in the mountains. i'm kiet do live in san jose. >>> we found out more about police activity in downtown san jose. an officer was hit and injured in his car. thi
%. the lowest since november 2008. a long time ago. sounds like a lot of good news. is it really as good as it sounds? joining me now, the former director of the former congressional office and an economist for president bush, and from the economic adviser forces president obama. what's the good stuff here? >> well, i think, look. the unemployment rate went down. because they created a lot of jobs. it is the third or fourth month in a row that we've had better than expected and so it is coming in pretty solid. i wonderful get too, too juiced up about it. i mean, it is better than it was expected but it is about average. it is in the range of $2 to 2.5 million a year which is pretty good but we want better than that. >> austin has a point. unemployment is at a five-year low. the number and trends seem positive. this is good news, right? is there a dark cloud behind that silver lining? >> no. on the one handled, this is good news, a month where jobs went up. unemployment went down and inside we saw wages grow and hours grow and part time work fall. all good. it is like having one of austin
being up here in new york talking to economic leaders, you see the unemployment news this week, positive. we'll show the chart on the screen showing the arc of it over the course of the obama presidency. it's certainly the right direction, but is it really turning a corner? do people feel that in a way that he'll get any credit? >> no, i don't think they do, david. i don't think charts give people reassurance, and speaking about health care and the unemployment situation. these are two very dynamic situations that we're face ing this country. a big part of the economy also involves health care. what we don't know yet, despite the president's promises, is not only how the health care industry will respond but what big companies and small companies are doing to see that their best interests are served by all of this, and we can't see how that might play out by the end of his first term. terms of employment. yes, there are encouraging signs that unemployment is going down, but the middle class is still widely separated from the 1% at the top. we know we don't have the skill set in our econo
.1%, which isd down sharply. president obama has tried to turn around public opinion, this following a cvs news poll from late last month, showing a 65% disapproval of the president's handling of health care. while the president will be focusing on the benefits of the law at the health -- at the white house, it is the first of a drive of three weeks that will emphasize a different benefit each day until the enrollment deadline for the january 1 coverage. c-span is covering the event. those are some of the latest headlines. age eight, betty ford knew she wanted to do something with dance. she would put on skits and lays, and that led her to the school of dance. these are some of her notecards from her spiral notebooks were she kept notes. this is her organizer. thisg this time she kept with her and carried it to vermont, back to grand rapids come a off to new york where she studied with martha graham and for the powers modeling agency. then back to grand rapids again, so in it you'll find a whole host of things that you would find in any organizer. --re are roosters are brochures on dance c
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